A Sunday League match on Merseyside degenerated into "absolute chaos" after a number of violent incidents.
Things got out of control in the clash between Coleman’s and Sacred Heart in Division Two of the Ormskirk and District Sunday Football League with players and spectators getting involved in the mayhem.
The match was one of a number being played at the Simonswood Playing Fields in Kirkby as witnesses watched fans attack each other with hammers and screwdrivers.
Shaun Reid, who was managing Warrington Town on a nearby pitch, described the scene to the Liverpool Echo.
"The players were walking off when all of a sudden an almighty fight kicked off," he said.
"It was absolute chaos and people were grabbing their kids and running out of the way.
"The spectators were fighting each other and I saw some of them holding hammers, screwdrivers and all sorts.
"All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a black car drove on to the pitch and started chasing a spectator.
"He went over the bonnet and the windscreen was smashed and I thought he must have been badly injured but he got up."
The League's chairman, Eddie Pope, was refereeing a game nearby but cancelled it in case the trouble spread.
"The trouble seemed to spill over as the players were walking off and there were various exchanges between players and spectators before a car did drive up to the side of the pitch."
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Police were called to a disturbance at football fields off Simonswood Lane where a number of teams were playing organised matches.
"At least one person was assaulted and a number of other parties may have been involved but it is still unclear as to the cause of the disturbance and investigations are currently ongoing to identify the parties involved."